Sydney, Australia-based Jayride has raised $3.5 million to
further develop its global airport transfer marketplace.
The investment comes from Thorney Investment Group, new and existing
institutional investors, shareholders, board and management.
An additional investment opportunity for shareholders could raise another $1.5 million, bringing the total to $5 million
in new capital.
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says it connects about 500,000 travelers a year to 3,300 ride-hail brands, limo
and chauffeur services and shuttle buses at more than 1,500 airports in more
than 100 countries.
It operates both B2C and B2B models with an API that
distribute rides through partners such as Flight Centre, Expedia, Skyscanner
and CEO Rod Bishop says the company is on a mission to become “travelers’ trusted
global transport brand,” and the new funding will help the company work toward
is fundamentally a product and technology task and the funds will go to our
technology advantage - streamlining the process for new transport companies to optimize
their rates and coverage so that travelers always get the best deal and
streamlining the booking and pickup journey for travelers so that every
possible traveler touch point is seamless, self-service, automated and ‘just
works’,” Bishop says in an email.